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Surprise: New Schools Already Behind Schedule

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Greg Clark

The Hunt for the Missing Shovels

The PCs have promised to build 32 new schools in Calgary with 22 of them scheduled to open in September 2016. According to the Province, construction of 11 of these schools was supposed to begin by March, 2015.  Last week we thought it would be a great idea to check out some of these construction sites to see how these projects were coming along.


In Evanston, in Northwest Calgary, we found a untouched field with a broken snow fence. At least there wasn’t any snow.




In Tuscany (Northwest Calgary, not Italy) we found another untouched field, but without an ugly snow fence.



Royal Oak

Royal Oak, which is on the Northwestern edge of the city, yet another empty field, but at least there was a beautiful view of the prairie sky!




Moving down South to the community of Inverness, we encountered another empty field. Surprise.



New Brighton

I think you are beginning to see a pattern.


Auburn Bay




Saddle Ridge

Wow, an actual truck moving dirt around.



City of Calgary Building Permit Status

So it turns out that according to the City of Calgary’s handy school status update found here, building permits have only been issued for the schools in Rocky Ridge and Saddle Ridge. The rest are still “pending”.



Are These The Next Broken PC Promises?

This leads us to question: will these schools actually open on time or will they become yet the next broken PC promises?

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  • commented 2015-04-11 10:40:32 -0600
    I am currently doing research on different party’s to see who I believe offers the best alternative to the PC’s after there debocle of a budget. With this in mind i think this article does nothing to promote what your party has to offer in order to get these projects moving, but instead trys to spin the lack of building permits on a PC government that handed out on a municipal level. What is the Alberta party actually gonna considering the state of our budget and the fact that we will be running a deficit to move these projects ahead. If you want the vote I suggest you focus on telling the people what “you” can do as opposed to telling me what the PC’s have not.
  • Alberta Party posted about Surprise: New Schools Already Behind Schedule on Alberta Party's Facebook page 2015-03-30 09:20:11 -0600
    Will these schools be completed on time, or are they just the next broken PC promises?
  • @AlbertaParty tweeted this page. 2015-03-30 09:19:22 -0600
    Untouched fields sit instead where PCs promised construction sites for new schools in #yyc #abed #ableg http://www.albertaparty.ca/missing_shovels?recruiter_id=19291

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